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Last updated: June 26, 2020

As restrictions are beginning to ease in some areas around the world, we recognize that many of you are eager to get back to hosting.

We are excited to share that some countries have started to reopen for in-person experiences.

Starting July 2: Ireland, Canada, England, Northern Ireland

Starting June 29: Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand, Turkey

Starting June 15: Austria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Vietnam

Starting May 6: South Korea

In-person experiences in the US and Sweden have been paused through July 31. For all other countries, we have extended the pause for in-person experiences through July 14. We have processed cancellations and sent affected guests a $25 coupon to redeem on a future experience. 

All Airbnb Adventures will be paused until August 31 regardless of country or region.

 

We are also now requiring hosts to complete a safety quiz and attestation.

Please know that we want to reopen countries as quickly as possible, as long as it is safe and permissible to do so. We will continue to evaluate evolving account health data, restrictions at the national or local level, and health guidance from relevant sources. Hosts in the United States will need to complete the quiz and attestation by July 31 and hosts in all other countries will need to complete it by September 1st.

 

How are we assessing when to reopen a country for in-person Experiences? 

We are looking to important government guidance, such as restrictions on non-essential businesses and group-size gatherings. We are also closely monitoring infection rates, based on data from Johns Hopkins University, a widely trusted, independent source, for COVID-19 global health data.

 

My local government has lifted restrictions, so why can’t I host my experience?

In March, we made the difficult decision to pause all Airbnb Experiences globally, because we wanted to move as swiftly as possible to protect the safety of our hosts, guests and the communities in which they live.

As we plan to reopen, we continue to rely on government guidance and feedback from health experts, which is most readily available at the country level. Additionally, we believe reopening on a country level will provide a more consistent experience for hosts and guests.

 

How will I know if my country is about to reopen and how can I prepare?

We will email hosts to alert them that their area is reopening. 

Start by adding dates to your calendar for experiences from the date your country is reopening onwards. 

Once your country reopens, we will waive our service fees for eligible experience bookings received by eligible hosts for 8 weeks, up to $1000 per eligible host. Experience hosts are eligible if they had an experience live on Airbnb on or before Feb 1, 2020 in mainland China and March 16, 2020 in all other regions.  Read more about the fee waiver here

 

How can I host my in person experience safely now that my country has reopened?

Airbnb is committed to caring for the health and well-being of hosts and guests. To help support you as travel evolves, we’ve created new safety guidelines for person-to-person interaction during experiences and cleaning guidelines to help you prepare your space. These guidelines are meant to help you adapt your experience to protect the health and safety of you and your guests. 

All hosts must review and follow the guidelines. Additionally,all hosts in the United States will need to complete the quiz and attestation by July 31 and hosts in all other countries will need to complete it by September 1st. Upon completion, you will receive a special highlight on your experience page. Get started.

You can also keep an eye on our upcoming webinars and other events that will cover topics from safety and hygiene to attract locals.

 

Are there any safety guidelines for Food & Drink experiences?

In addition to Airbnb’s Food safety guidelines for experiences, hosts of experiences that include any kind of preparation or consumption of food and/or drink are also required to follow Health and Safety guidelines to help reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. These additional COVID-19 related guidelines are meant to supplement—not replace—any applicable state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations.